Dr. Renny Rueda Castañeda is the Acting Chair of the Bachelor Program on Security and Strategic Studies of the American University in the Emirates. He holds a Ph.D. from the Faculty of Economy and Social Sciences of the University of Hamburg, Germany (Centrum für Globalisierung und Governance (CGG)).
He has also been an economic advisor to the Inter-American Development Bank and a lecturer on the international economy, international law, international relations, and political science in various universities in Colombia. Dr. Castaneda is also the founder of E-codemocracy, an organization that aims to enhance the implementation of decentralization technology and self-governance on autonomous civil interaction. He is an Advisory Board member of the Solonian Democracy Institute in Ireland.